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Cambridge University Engineers’ Association event and AGM

Cambridge University Engineers’ Association event and AGM

Students, staff and alumni are invited to attend an afternoon of Department tours and site visits, lectures and discussions, ahead of the Cambridge University Engineers’ Association AGM.

Cambridge Engineering has been helping to improve our world for 150 years. Today's researchers and students strive to continue this well into the future. A series of visits, presentations and discussions on 21 September will review our past, the present, and look at the opportunities and challenges faced by the emerging generation of engineers.

Brian Phillipson, President of the CUEA

The free event will take place on Friday 21 September as part of the Alumni Festival 2018, and the Cambridge University Engineers’ Association (CUEA) is currently taking bookings for the following sessions:

  • 2pm-3pm Department of Engineering tour and site visits showcasing student projects, research examples, laboratories and facilities, including representation from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM)
  • 3pm-5pm Lectures covering the history of the Department, its recent developments and forward plans, as well as a discussion of the challenges faced by the engineers of today and tomorrow.
  • 5.30pm-6.30pm CUEA AGM and drinks reception.

Further information, including details of the speakers and how to book, is available here.

The CUEA works alongside the Cambridge University Engineering Society and the Department of Engineering to provide a link between students, alumni and the Department, maintaining connections between those involved with the Department and the engineering profession as a whole. To get in touch, email cuea-enquiries@eng.cam.ac.uk 

New CUEA President

Brian Phillipson (Corpus Christi College), who matriculated in 1971, has been elected President of the CUEA. He has had a distinguished career in Aerospace and Defence, mainly with BAE Systems, and was heavily involved with the design, manufacture, development and certification of new designs, and major modifications, in the sectors of civil and military aircraft, naval ships and submarines.  

For several years, Brian worked in Munich, Germany, as the CEO then COO of the Eurofighter company, leading the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft programme. More recently, he has worked in Cambridge as the Engineering Director of Marshall Aerospace and is now a freelance consultant. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers, and has received both the NE Rowe Award and the Society Silver Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society. 

Speaking about the CUEA’s AGM and upcoming event, Brian said: “Cambridge Engineering has been helping to improve our world for 150 years. Today's researchers and students strive to continue this well into the future. A series of visits, presentations and discussions on 21 September will review our past, the present, and look at the opportunities and challenges faced by the emerging generation of engineers. We look forward to welcoming you all.”

Engineering events at the Alumni Festival 2018

In addition to the CUEA event, academics from the Department of Engineering will feature at the Alumni Festival on Saturday 22 September. Bookings are currently being taken for the following sessions to be held at the Sidgwick Site:

For further information click here.

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